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Clashes erupt between Armenia and Azerbaijan over Nagorno-Karabakh

YEREVAN/BAKU (Reuters) - Armenia declared martial law and mobilised its male population on Sunday after clashes with Azerbaijan over the breakaway Nagorno-Karabakh region in which sources on both sides reported fatalities. Slideshow ( 6 images ). Authorities in Nagorno-Karabakh, a mainly ethnic Armenian region inside Azerbaijan which declared independence in 1991, also announced martial law and mobilised the male population after clashes which ... Full story

U.S. Supreme Court nominee Barrett would have final say on recusal calls

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Democrats are urging U.S. Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett to recuse herself from any election-related cases because of President Donald Trump’s comments that he expects the justices to potentially decide the outcome, but there is no way to force her to do so. FILE PHOTO: U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit Judge Amy Coney Barrett reacts as U.S President Donald Trump holds an event to announce her as his ... Full story

Tiny Love Stories: ‘I Didn’t Want to Like Him’

‘DON’T EVER LOSE THIS ROCK’. Six years ago, on a humid evening at an open-air bar in Vietnam, a tipsy acquaintance gave me a rock. She stole it from a potted plant, saying, “Don’t ever lose this rock.” Her goofy gesture made me blush. When I returned to the United States, we lost touch. I also lost touch with ease and intimacy in the following years, falling into bouts of unemployment, then unrelenting depression. But I did keep the rock. Each ... Full story

Yemen warring parties agree largest prisoner swap, sources say

Slideshow ( 5 images ). ADEN (Reuters) - Yemen’s warring parties have agreed to exchange some 1,000 prisoners, including 19 Saudi soldiers, at United Nations-sponsored talks as part of trust-building steps aimed at reviving a stalled peace process, sources said on Sunday. U.N. envoy Martin Griffiths and an official from the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) are due to hold a news briefing later on Sunday at the end of a week-long ... Full story

Macron says Belarus's Lukashenko must go: paper

Slideshow ( 2 images ). PARIS (Reuters) - Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko must accept the logic of democracy and quit power, French President Emmanuel Macron told le Journal du Dimanche. Belarus, a former Soviet republic closely allied with Russia, has been rocked by street protests since authorities said Lukashenko won an Aug. 9 election by a landslide. More than 12,000 protesters have been arrested since the election that the ... Full story

Yemen warring parties agree to exchange 1,081 prisoners: U.N. envoy

Martin Griffiths, United Nations Special Envoy for Yemen speaks as he attends the closing plenary of the fourth meeting of the Supervisory Committee on the Implementation of the Prisoners' Exchange Agreement in Yemen, in Glion, Switzerland, September 27, 2020. REUTERS/Denis Balibouse. GLION, Switzerland (Reuters) - Yemen’s warring parties have agreed to exchange 1,081 detainees and prisoners in talks in Switzerland, United Nations Special Envoy ... Full story

Switzerland firmly rejects end of free movement with EU - projection

Switzerland firmly rejects end of free movement with EU - projection - BBC News - - - - - sign-incaret-downsearchnolistlistdurationdurationdurationdurationplayplayplayplayplayplayplaymobile-smartmicrophonenewsletteremail Full story

Germany's confirmed coronavirus cases rise by 1411: RKI

FILE PHOTO: A member of the medical staff walks past a sign on a door to an intensive care unit at the St.-Antonius-Hospital Eschweiler, amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak in Eschweiler, Germany, September 25, 2020. The sign reads "Keep two meters distance". REUTERS/Thilo Schmuelgen/File Photo. BERLIN (Reuters) - The number of confirmed coronavirus cases in Germany increased by 1411 on Sunday compared to Saturday, data from the ... Full story

UK wants university students to be able to return home for Christmas

Slideshow ( 2 images ). LONDON (Reuters) - The British government wants university students to be able to return home for Christmas, culture minister Oliver Dowden said on Sunday, amid concerns that more lockdown measures may be needed to curb the rising number of coronavirus cases. Coronavirus outbreaks have forced some colleges to ask students -- many of whom are far from home and paying thousands of pounds for accommodation and teaching -- ... Full story

Japanese actress Yuko Takeuchi found dead at 40 News

Image caption Yuko Takeuchi had taken the lead role in many TV series and films, including Miss Sherlock. Award-winning Japanese actress Yuko Takeuchi has been found dead at her Tokyo home at the age of 40. Police have launched an investigation and suspect the mother of two took her own life, media reports say. She is said to have been found by her actor husband Taiki Nakabayashi at their home in Shibuya Ward. Her death was confirmed at ... Full story